43-38425

A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 401st Bomb Group, airborne in spite of the flak hole ripped into its left wing. Printed caption on reverse: '56751 AC- BERLIN DAMAGE- Flak over Berlin, March 18 1945, during the more than 1300 heavy bomber attack on rail and industrial targets in the capital city of the Reich, was responsible for the torn wing tip on the US Eight AF Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Intense anti-aircraft fire made things hot for the heavy bombers over the target. US Air Force Photo.'

Object Number - FRE 1721 - A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 401st Bomb Group, airborne in spite of the flak hole ripped into its left wing. Printed caption on reverse: '56751 AC-...

Delivered Cheyenne 19/8/44; Lincoln 27/8/44; Grenier 22/9/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-K] Deenethorpe 7/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/11/45. NET RESULTS.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37705979
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 7 October 1944
  • Date: 14 October 1944
  • Date: 22 October 1944
  • Date: 30 October 1944
  • Date: 2 November 1944

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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